ACORN owes millions in taxes
October 27, 2008
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ACORN owes millions in federal taxes since the late 80's. The federal government has filed more than 200 liens valued at over $3.7 million against ACORN or the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now. "A tax lien is issued when a person or organization fails to pay taxes and that tax debt is considered seriously delinquent. A lien is only issued after the government makes several unsuccessful attempts to collect the debt."
Liens have been filed against ACORN and their affiliate groups in more than 15 states. Only 75 of the 230 have been paid. Almost one million dollars in liens was filed by the government in March of 2008. Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner (R.-Ohio)and other Republicans have asked Congress to strip ACORN of their federal funding. ACORN has received at least $31 million in various grants since 1998. Democrats, however, have not responded to this request.